The European Commission last week indicated it had concerns about whether the €300 million ($473.6 million) emergency bridge loan offered by the Italian government to Alitalia constitutes illegal state aid (ATWOnline, April 24). "We have doubts about the nature of the measures and we want to have a better understanding of the details," DG Transport spokesperson Michele Cercone said. "We want to understand if this is a commercial operation as the Italian authorities claim." Italy's ...

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